Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vintage Apple Crates Wooden Storage Organization

Crate table by the Crate People
Etsy shop "The Crate People" have tons of old crates made into furniture, this is $355.

Crates, crates, crates!  I just downsized into a country home from a giant 4BR, which led me onto a hunt for packing and stacking systems, and I thought of old crates. That led me to looking for some new ways to store and stack items in an efficient way, and house some craft supplies.   Most of the crates I was drawn to were apple crates, perhaps since blueberry, limes, and other fruit citrus crates are much smaller.

The Crate People
The Crate People sell crates with old label still in tact, they choose, $38 and you call for shipping charges. 

Vintage Apple Crate from Etsy Canelly - one pc shipped to USA under $40
Cannelly has these Canadian Apple crates about $20 each, shipped to US total under $40.

Vintage apple crates with lids or wooden boxes with hinges added over time make for good supply storage boxes. You can put a lot in there, and use them as dual purpose for end tables or under decor extra storage. Some crates that do not have spaced wood are also perfect for storing seasonal clothing.  

Apple Crate Storage Bench from Etsy shop Seeing Better Days
$116.69 Seeing Better Days has a great bench from Antique Apple Crate!

Needless to say I found some great ideas using old apple crates.  How very cool that all of these people are implementing vintage crates in their work!
Apple Crate Coffee Table Etsy Shop Old and Built To Last
Old and Built to Last, uses old crates to make a coffee table on Etsy, $150.

If you really want to take it a step further, use a coaster made from an old apple crate on top of the apple crate to set your drink!

Stella Divinia Apple Crate Coaster
Stella Divina Citrus Crate label Coaster
$14.99 Coaster made from old label.

Stella Divina uses old labels such as this citrus label in making coasters from tile. They are backed with cork and average around $14.99. You can find them at 

DIY Projects with Old Crates: 

Line insides with Fabric and use for storing fabric and art supplies.
Stack together for Clothes Storage.
Stack together and paint teh insides each a different color, for a unique display shelf.
Stack together for Pantry Storage.
Use outside to hold kid's outdoor toys.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Vintage Christmas Gifts Rainbow of Colors

Vintage Time teacher from Vintage Jane
From Etsy shop @VintageJane comes this vintage time teacher rainbow of colors $29

Top Vintage Picks for Christmas!

Have yourself a vintage Merry Christmas! Buying vintage items or antique looking items was never easier with this gift guide! We've decided to show you a rainbow of Vintage Gifts that are on the top of people's lists!

Above: Vintage Toys for Girls and Boys! Adults love having vintage toys around they may have had when they were younger or for a centerpiece in a vintage home.

red vintage clock
Red Vintage Clock $30 at Grannysbox

Above - Red: 
Red vintage clock is working mechanical alarm clock from half way across the world, for $30 a good bargain, design by Jantar.

Below - Orange: 
This wonderful book collection by Julie's Store on Etsy makes for a great decor display or focal piece in your home.  Decorate with color and flair!

Orange Books
Orange Book Lot $24.99 from Julies Store on Etsy.

Yellow Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set
Yellow Bowls for the Kitchen at GrammysGoodys $90

Yellow - Above: 
Yellow can brighten up any kitchen, these yellow Pyrex mixing bowls are hard to find in a complete set for $90. Grammys Goodys has these and a bunch of other great retro kitchen items!

Ugly Christmas Sweater
Remember the ugly Christmas sweaters? Now you can look retro tized in this one by Tabors Treasures!

Green - Above:  This crazy ugly green Christmas sweater is just what you need to show your silly side!  Price: $39 size: small medium at Tabors Treasures on Etsy. They have lots of retro ugly sweaters ugly and crazy for your needs! This vintage style bow makes this our favorite out of all the ugly Christmas sweaters we've seen.  Some are politically hilarious and good for the holiday season.

Turquoise- Below:

DeMiCasaCreations makes a lot of products using reclaimed wood, from benches to antique looking artifacts for your home, we love this blue bench!

Blue Bench made from Ford Truck
Ford Reclaimed Bench $399 From DeMiCasaCreations

Purple -Below : 

Nothing says purple like rich deep rubies , this ring from KK Vintage is simply stunning set in Gold and purple stones, this ruby ring below was made in the 40's and is a royal combination of diamonds and rubies. Cost: British Pounds $399 which is about $593.95 USD.

Ruby Ring from KK Vintage

Black - Below:
Nothing says man cave like these retro style decals! Peel and stick muscle cars, antique bikes , trains, planes or motorcycles on your wall and give a new look to a man cave room. Hundreds of designs in stock at Decal Trend on Etsy!

Muscle Car Decal Trend

Muscle Car Decal $17.99 at Decal Trend

Have a happy holiday season from all of us at Vintage Chalet!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Top Ten Vintage Style Christmas Gifts

Found on Etsy, Chippy Desk
1. For you, a Vintage Chippy Desk - $795 from Etsy Shop Yellow Door Salvage

Our top ten vintage gift giving choices are highlighted below.  With these choices you are sure to please that special vintage gal or guy (or yourself) with one of a kind unique gifts to make your home look more country cottage or shabby.  Above, an antique chippy desk may date back to the 1800's, surely a gorgeous remnant in your home.

Family is Everything Sign from Etsy
2. Family is Everything Stencils (Make them a Sign) from Etsy  $10.95  Superior Stencils 

Creating handmade gifts for your loved ones never got easier, with buying supplies from Etsy.  Above, you can buy stencils and make your own sign. Below, you can buy an instant download, and make them a retro style picture to hang on their wall!

Printables from Etsy shop DecoraTypeDesigns
3. Decora Type Designs offers downloadable printable pictures! This one $4.50!  

Retro style items made to look vintage are plentiful, you find something new and pretty and vintage up the home.......combine this with great smelling candles and you have the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list!

Collage Art Ira Mency
Collage Art by Ira Mency at

Shabby up the home with vintage one of a kind collectibles, made for him or her or child.  A retro crayon box would store all kinds of good trinkets or special craft items, or a man's secret stash of money.....or make it a treasure box and put fun things inside for the kids...

Found on Etsy Vintage Crayon Box
5. From FionaDorothy on Etsy, a Vintage Crayon box for $16.50

Who doesn't like lamps? A plethora have been found below in all shapes and sizes. These retro railroad lanterns come in all shapes, sizes, and some with sports logos on them.

railroad lanterns from Etsy
6. Railroad Lanterns, a variety of sizes, shapes and colors $24+ at Recycled Revival

Give someone a hand! These vintage glove molds are found on Etsy in RetroChalet! Industrial relics of yesteryear, nothing says I love you better than a cool porcelain glove mold!

Retro Chalet Vintage Glove Molds
7. Antique Porcelain Glove Mold, by Hall $42 at RetroChalet

Old chalkboards for decor or kids alike, sometimes made from reclaimed wood can be simply stunning. 
Rustic Chalkboard from Etsy
8. Rustic Chalkboard $39.99 (other sizes available) on Etsy at MXOwoodworking

Remember or capture a special signature with Anastasia Savenko's creations. You can encapsulate someone's signature on a bracelet, keychain, or necklace for years to come. 

 Love Handwriting Keychain by Anastasia Savenko

9. Pretty handwriting jewelry, like this keychain by Anastasia Savenko, $140+ 

Vintage games are the rage! Great for your family's amusement. Why not grab one today?

Vintage Game on Etsy
10. Vintage Game on Etsy at VintageBettyLuke

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sterling Silver Vintage Goodies at 2goodponiesvintage

Rolex Silver Spoon

Nothing says Rolex Like this Silver Spoon, cost $29.00

2goodponiesvintage on Etsy is our featured shop today. There are all kinds of great items to be had.  Today we're highlighting sterling silver trinket and flatware. Above we have a Rolex family spoon - yes made in Sterling Silver, and a demitasse spoon.  This has the Rolex Crown logo above the Bucherer Watches, Lucerne stamp.

George W. Shiebler Sterling Silver Fork and Spoon, Tiffany Silver, Kings

George W. Shiebler Sterling Silver Fork and Spoon, Tiffany Silver, Kings Pattern $199

Some sterling silver is hard to find, like the above Kinds pattern fork and knife originally sold by Tiffany & Co, dating back 1876-1910. Hallmarked and lovely, made by George W. Sheibler of New York.  The shop is curated by Karyn and Jay in Johnson City, Tennessee (who started her collecting bug when she went to her first swap meet in grade school.)

Sterling Silver Baby Rattle

Ironically you don't see many sterling teething rings or baby rattles, the one above is from 1939 and attached to a Mother of Pearl teething ring. Certainly for the rich and famous, quite lovely after all these years.    Although most of the above items are sterling silver, the item below is actually pewter, although made by the Stieff company - this is a Kirk Stieff Pewter Bracelet, unique at best.

Kirk Stieff Pewter Bracelet - Cuff Bracelet
Stieff Pewter Bracelet - Cuff Bracelet  $12.00

The shop contains all sorts of collectibles for kitchen, fashion and your life. Check it out at :